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Heartbreaking news for drinkers

Just one drink will have detrimental effects on the heart.

Sobering research has found that just a single drink has the ability to effect how your heart pumps.

Diabetes-friendly fast food video

Customer Kelsey Moses with her pita made by former Silver Fern netballer Leana de Bruin and Diabetes New Zealand's Sue ...

A new Pita Pit menu may ease problems for customers dealing with diabetes

The gym with no machines video

Zachary Fearn wants to help align New Plymouth with a wellness movement focused on proper body movement.

New Plymouth man Zachary Fearn avoids eye contact with strangers. His trained eye picks up flaws in all.

Remembering loved ones at Christmas

H&J Smith marketing manager Lela Fraser and Invercargill Loss and Grief Centre project manager Caroline Loo pay their ...

How do you grieve for someone during Christmas?

Why having a Christmas Day birthday sucks

What can be done to make birthdays on Christmas Day happy?

OPINION: Who would want to combine two of the best days of the year into one?

Kylie's sexy calendar sneak peek

Kylie Jenner calendar

The reality star shares pics from her risque calendar shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson.

Top awards for beef and lamb dishes

The new Beef + Lamb NZ ambassador chefs are, from left: Alistair Forster, Scott Kennedy, Steve Beere, Shaun Clouston, ...

Top restaurants named by Beef + Lamb NZ

Crowds flock to Christmas market

Rik Vandam from Upper Hutt sells his handmade Belgium chocolates and truffles to a endless stream of buyers at the ...

A steady stream of people kept stall holders happy at the Magic of Christmas Night Market.

Dr Libby to separate from husband

Dr Libby Weaver.

High-profile wellbeing advocate and activist Dr Libby Weaver has announced the end of her marriage.

How to rock a faux fringe

Kendall Jenner led the faux-fringe charge last year, with a complimenting top-knot at the American Music Awards.

Want a commitment-free fringe for the party season? Here's how to do it right.

Drop gifts off to North Shore Times

Toys and gifts for older children still needed, Salvation Army centre manager Glenfield Community Ministries Claire ...

"It allows Christmas to be a special time for our families," - drop your gifts off to the North Shore Times.

Christmas capital of NZ?

Getting their lists to Santa are, from left, Paper Plus Blenheim manager Karen Gibb, Blenheim Business Association ...

Once maligned for its lack of festive fun, this town has grand designs on becoming Santa's favourite NZ stop.

Kiwi personal debt 'mind-blowing'

Happy debt free Christmas: Now that is a welcome wish.

Personal debt spikes to $3500 for each man, woman and child in NZ, and that's before Christmas.

Dangers of dodgy 'bro science'

Documented cases of oil injection (including sesame, walnut and paraffin oils) have resulted in tumours, long-term ...

Bodybuilder ends up in hospital after injecting his biceps with coconut oil in an attempt to improve definition.

Our Top Roadster of 2016

Four-pot power hasn't dulled the Boxster's character. We reckon it's more interesting than ever.

We count down the best cars of 2016, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Auckland mum creates sunscreen

Sarah Studd at her Takapuna home with her three children from left: Lulu, Mac and Scarlett.

Auckland mum of three creates sunscreen with fewer synthetic chemicals after fertility challenges.

Frankie Stevens' Xmas CD

Frankie Stevens has released his first Christmas album.

Hear Frankie Stevens croon Christmas songs on his first festive album.

Model of the year: Gigi Hadid gallery

Gigi Hadid was all smiles after taking home the Model of the Year award.

It's been a good year for Gigi, who was just named top model at this year's British Fashion Awards.

Houses don't have to be square gallery

2Y house by Sebatian Irarrazaval

Here's a great way to deal with a steep site - with a house that snakes right down the hillside.

6 of the craziest chairs of 2016

These gold-plated rabbits, by Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni, were among the most outrageous chairs of 2016.

This year produced an excellent crop of wacky chair designs.

Handling your kid's pester power

Do you give in to your child's incessant nagging?

Do you give in to your child's incessant nagging? How to take back the power.

End-of-year burnout is real

"Even more than burnout from work, I feel burnt out from life."

8 practical ways to help you cope with end-of-year burnout.

Wrapping up Christmas video

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Nearly 20km of wrapping paper will be used by gift wrappers in Hamilton's Centre Place and The Base.

In praise of the powerhoop

Wiebke Tolliday is starting up a powerhooping class in Whenuapai and Riverhead.

Move over hula-hoop, the powerhoop will get your mojo back.

Promoting meat for young diets

Meat's part in a child's first 1000 days will be the subject of an international marketing campaign.

OPINION: Meat has a massive part to play in a child's first 1000 days and I'm proud to market it to parents.

Grilled pineapple with icecream

Grilled pineapple with coconut and lime ice cream

It's easy to make this no-churn coconut and lime icecream and it's perfect served with grilled pineapple.

Recipe: Lychee & peach punch

Lychee and peach punch - a refreshing summer drink.

The base for this fragrant punch can be made ahead - just add in the ice and fizz before serving.

Recipe: Grilled Xmas cake

Grilled Christmas cake with pineapple and a yummy salted caramel sauce.

Barbecued cake with a salted caramel sauce makes a knockout festive dessert.

Book sales rebound video

Brick and mortar bookstores are making a comeback.

After a dismal few years for publishers, Kiwi readers appear to be visiting bookstores again.

How to eat like French kids

In France, parents teach children how to eat well by using a process called the education of taste.

Children in France are taught to eat well by enjoying the pleasure of eating. Should we follow suit?

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